Writer/producer/director Guillermo del Toro presents the horror film “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” This remake is based on the original ABC television classic, which starred Kim Darby and Jim Hutton. Guaranteed to make you use a nightlight for weeks after viewing, the original has most critics agreeing that it was one of the best made for television movies ever created. Now, Guillermo del Toro puts his own spin on the teleplay for the big screen, and all the elements are there to make your skin crawl.
Here is the official synopsis for the film.
While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion’s period interiors, Alex’s young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally’s investigation are the voices-rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to take her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there’s just one problem: no one believes her.
Be asured. It’s okay to scream!
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” will creep into theaters worldwide on August 26th, and stars Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, and Jack Thompson. The story is written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro. This is director Troy Nixey’s tentpole full-length feature. The film is Rated R.
Sources: don’tbeafraidofthedark.com, dreadcentral.com, IMDb